PHASE 1: Splash Pad
Estimated Cost: $225,000
It's time for some splish-splash fun in the sun! Children of all ages will love the excitement that 20+ spray components will add to their summers! With longevity and adaptability in mind, this 3000+ square-foot zero-depth pad will be constructed so that spray components may be added and interchanged annually to guarantee a fresh and superior splash experience. A timed, participant-activated component on the pad ensures the spray features are only utilizing water when you are. Additional funds raised beyond our goal will go towards adding extra spray features!
UPDATE: The Iowa Braille School Repurposing Committee is currently evaluating proposals for use of the IBSSS campus, facilities and greenspace. They will submit their recommendations to Vinton City Council at a future date for consideration. The greenspace under consideration does include Kiwanis Park as that is currently leased to the City of Vinton through the Iowa Board of Regents. Kiwanis Park was the anticipated and ideal location for the splash pad but with the future usage of the park space now under reconsideration, VPRD has had to temporarily put this phase on hold until a permanent location can be assured. VPRD knows that the community is very eager to have a splash pad and is intent on completing this project in 2019, whether it is at Kiwanis Park or a different location if necessary.
- Vortex is the anticipated vendor for this project and is the industry leader for spray feature manufacturing. Powder coated, lead-free paint finish over stainless steel structures are fade resistant and hold color in intense sun and harsh climates so colors stay vibrant, and minor chips and corrosion are prevented. Built for low maintenance and long life.
- Zero Depth Pad equates to relaxed and stress-free aquatic play. Lifeguards are not necessary so operating costs are reduced and parents have peace of mind.
- There will be no admission fee for the pad. The pad will be open through at least Labor Day.
- Similar to approximately 95% of the municipalities in the state, this pad will have a flow-through design. Water usage is regulated through sustainable reduced-flow nozzles and timed, user-activated features that in no way detract from a participant’s level of pure water bliss!
- ‘Phase 1: Splash Pad’ includes a budget for site prep, utilities run to site, construction of pad and a variety of spray features and components. Once Phase 1 funds are secure, construction and product bids will be requested with an anticipated building date in Spring 2019. Our hope is to be open for most of the 2019 Summer season!
*All photos show examples of concepts similar but not exact to what our final projects will look like.